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Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

Looking to rebound from the regular season with a record 0f four out of nine wins, the Palo Alto Vikings’ football team solidly defeated the Leland Chargers 54-24 in the first round of the CCS playoffs Saturday night. Keesean Johnson (’14) and Malcolm Davis (’14) scored four touchdowns a piece,...

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Alex Murray

October 4, 2013

Looking around the walls of the weight room, anyone would find things they would expect in a gym: posters detailing the perfect technique for doing shoulder presses, the names of some recent and not-so-recent students who have benched about 300 pounds, even mirrors for spotting the flaw in your bicep...

Davante Adams: The pride and the passion

Davante Adams: The pride and the passion

Gillin Chryst and Katie Foug

October 4, 2013

  Palo Alto High School graduate Davante Adams (‘11)  is no stranger to success. Adams, one of the top college receivers in the country, has had his share of hardships. This year Adams looks to prove just how talented he really is. Adams started playing football his junior year in high...

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

September 22, 2013

Unlike the rain that subsided midway through Saturday afternoon, the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs did not let up, blowing out the Vikings 34-14 Saturday night at Foothill College. Compiling an 80-yard drive that culminated in a 21-yard Keesean Johnson ('14) touchdown to open the game, Paly's quick start...

Opening of Viking Stadium highlighted by Vikings 28-7 win over San Benito

Opening of Viking Stadium highlighted by Vikings 28-7 win over San Benito

Gillian Chryst and Katie Foug

September 14, 2013

Kicking off its season in the newly constructed Viking Stadium, the Palo Alto High School football team defeated San Benito, 28-7. The grand opening was celebrated with ribbon cutting, carrying of the American flag, fireworks and a coin toss by 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.  The Vikings started the game...

And we’re off: College football kick-off

And we’re off: College football kick-off

Zach Rizk, Columnist

September 8, 2013

There really aren’t many things that I love as much as college football. Questionably better than my prized Chick-Fil-A, it's easy for me to acknowledge the month of September, of college football, as the most wonderful time of year. This year, it didn't take long for the action to get rolling. Wi...

Stadium renewal pleases athletes and coaches alike

Stadium renewal pleases athletes and coaches alike

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013

Work crews at Paly finished remodeling the football stadium this summer, completing the work that began near the start of last year, and was voted on back in 2008 as part of Palo Alto Unified School District's Strong Schools Bond. Much of the work on the bleachers and snack shack area, including new...

2013 Football preview: Young team to fill graduated gaps

2013 Football preview: Young team to fill graduated gaps

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013

After last year’s first round CCS playoff loss to the Serra Padres, the Paly football team looks to fill the gaps of its graduated seniors with both its returning players and new, younger additions to the team. In addition to new players, the Vikings will also be playing in a newly built stadium, whi...

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Zach Rizk, Columnist

August 26, 2013

Johnny Manziel. Johnny 'Football'. Johnny Heisman. We’ve all heard the nicknames for last year's Heisman trophy winner. But when was the last time you heard someone acknowledge the young phenomenon simply as a college student? It’s hard to acknowledge Manziel as a college student; something that t...

Top 10 greatest Super Bowl commercials of all time

Top 10 greatest Super Bowl commercials of all time

Kevin Dukovic, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2013

The Super Bowl is about more than the two teams competing; it is an American tradition that has, over the years, evolved into a larger-than-life event for both fans and marketers. According to The Wall Street Journal, last year more than 110 million people tuned in to the Super Bowl, and this year...

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